Development Co-operation Report 2018

Joining Forces to Leave No One Behind

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When Member States of the United Nations approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, they agreed that the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets should be met for all nations and peoples and for all segments of society. Governments and stakeholders negotiating the 2030 Agenda backed the ambition of leaving no one behind, an ambition increasingly referred to in development policies, international agendas and civil society advocacy.

How can we transform this ambition into reality? Policy makers, civil society and business are asking for more clarity on how to ensure that no one is left behind in practice. What does it mean for the design and delivery of economic, social and environmental policies? How should development co-operation policies, programming and accountability adapt? What should governments, development partners and the international community do differently to ensure that sustainable development goals benefit everyone and the furthest behind first?

The 2018 Development Co-operation Report: Joining Forces to Leave No One Behind addresses all of these questions and many more. Informed by the latest evidence on what it means to be left behind, it adopts a wide range of perspectives and draws lessons from policies, practices and partnerships that work. The report proposes a holistic and innovative framework to shape and guide development co-operation policies and tools that are fit for the purpose of leaving no one behind.

English Also available in: French

Adapting programming to leave no one behind: Lessons from the NGO Humanity & Inclusion

The commitment to leave no one behind provides an opportunity for all organisations tackling inequality and exclusion to renew their approaches. This chapter reflects the experience of the organisation Humanity & Inclusion – formerly Handicap International – in seeking to operationalise the leave no one behind agenda through more adaptive and evidence based programming. It explains how the commitment to leave no one behind provided a transformative opportunity to develop a new theory of change around the intersecting factors of inequality that reinforce the exclusion of certain people from the services they require. A second step was to develop an analytical framework around the perspective of universal access to services, which serves as a tool to identify how services function and where barriers arise. A third step was to create an Institutional Policy on Disability, Gender and Age, which includes implementation guidelines and markers and drives teams and partners to respond effectively wherever people are left behind due to disability, gender or age.

English Also available in: French

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